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James is a Partner in the Corporate team with over 12 years of experience of acting for private and public companies, as well as limited liability partnerships, on an extensive variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, IPOs & fundraisings, investments, reorganisations and restructurings.

He is experienced in advising clients with different requirements in terms of size and structure, across a range of corporate services operating in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including healthcare, energy and infrastructure.


Ch2015 James NightingaleJames’ recent deal experience includes acting for:

Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Award 2014James was named as a Dealmaker of the Year in the 2014 Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards for his role advising on the sale of Bryan G Hall Limited.




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What our clients say

  • “We have used James’ services for a number of years at Springfield Healthcare Group. He fully understands our requirements as a group, he understands the way we do business, which I think is very important in any transaction, and he deals very positively with our other stakeholders. He is very amenable, hard-working and has always delivered for Springfield. We have built up a real element of trust over the years and I view James as a friend and confidant thanks to our long-standing business relationship.”

    Graeme Lee, CEO, Springfield Healthcare Group
  • “James Nightingale and the team at Ward Hadaway provided excellent support and advice throughout the MBO process. They always kept us fully up to speed with developments and their experience and commercially-focused approach was invaluable.”

    Dan Beishon, Managing Director, Process Combustion Limited
  • “James Nightingale and the team at Ward Hadaway did an excellent job on the sale of the company. Their advice was clear and concise and helped the deal to progress smoothly.”

Independent verdict

  • James is "willing to offer an opinion that is always backed up with logic and well-presented facts"

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